Kristee Harpole Trammell (51) was granted her angel wings on Sunday, August 18, 2013. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends whose lives were inspired by her incredible spirit. A memorial service were held Monday, August 19, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Greenville. Visitation immediately followed the service in the Forbus Center. Services were under the direction of Boone Funeral Home, Greenville.
Kristee was born on October 21, 1961 in West Point, the daughter of Martha Elizabeth “Libby” Harpole and the late Thomas Belton Harpole. She graduated high school from Starkville Academy in 1979. She attended Mississippi State University where she met the love of her life, Floyd Goza Trammell, Sr. She later graduated from Delta State University with a Masters degree in Elementary Education. She was a dedicated teacher for over 30 years touching the lives of many children. Kristee began her teaching career in the Greenville Public Schools and continued to serve the youth of Greenville at Washington School for 20 years. In recent years, she taught the Adult Basic Education Class for Mississippi Delta Community College. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Greenville.
Kristee was the center of the universe to her loving husband of 31 years, Floyd G. Trammell, Sr. Her greatest accomplishments in life were her two children, student doctor Preslee Evans Trammell and Dr. Floyd “Chip” G. Trammell, Jr., and her daughter-in-law Dr. Lauren Tucker Trammell. Her most endearing title was that of “Kiss Kiss” to her precious grandchildren Aven Kathryn and Tucker Wade Trammell. She was an amazing sister to Thomas Wayne Harpole (Ellen), Belton “Shag” Wyatt Harpole (Julie), Larry Steven Harpole (Theresa) and Kimberly Harpole Knox (Paul). She was blessed with too many beloved nieces and nephews to list or even count. She had a life-long love affair with all things Mississippi; The Delta, The Dawgs, and her special friends whom she loved dearly.
Kristee was a treasure. Throughout her illness she was the epitome of strength, beauty, and courage. She never complained and always had a big beautiful smile and a warm heart. She will be missed beyond words. Her signature gift of joy, shown through her constant laughter and joking will never be forgotten.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Delta Cotton Belles, St. Jude, or First Baptist Church.